How to Print a Word Document Using Colored Ink


Color printers use cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink to create the entire spectrum of available colors. Printing professionals refer to CMYK as four-color printing. All of the colors together equal black, while removing one or more creates different colors. With a color printer, you can print Microsoft Word documents with colored ink.

  • Select a portion of the document by clicking on the text and dragging your cursor over it--or select the entire document by pressing "Ctrl-A."

  • Click on the "Home" tab. Press the "Font Color" icon in the "Font" category. The "Font Color" icon is the letter "A" with a bar of color underneath. Select a color from the available colors or press "More Colors" to bring up additional options.

  • Go to the "Microsoft" menu and select "Print." Press "OK" to print the Word document using colored ink.

Tips & Warnings

  • Change the font color in Word 2003 by clicking on the "Font Color" icon in the "Formatting" toolbar. Access the "Print" window through the "File" menu.

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